Perriello Aims to Rebuild Environmental-Labor Coalition in Southwest Virginia

Payday Senior Labor Reporter Mike Elk had a profile of Tom Perriello’s effort to rebuild an environmental-labor coalition in Southwest Virginia.

The piece examines how Perriello’s campaign against the pipeline and fossil fuels has lead him to leading there by a nearly 3 to 1.

“We have supported the pipeline from the beginning and that hasn’t changed,” says Jeff Rowe, president of the 10,000 member-strong Virginia Association of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. “That being said, this election is about a lot more than pipeline.”

The IBEW said that they decided to endorse Perriello after he became the only candidate in the race to call for free two-year community college and repealing the state’s “right-to-work” law.”

Go to The Guardian and check out the whole piece:

 

About the Author

Mike Elk
A protege of Bill Greider, Mike Elk is a yinzer labor reporter, who covered the drug war in Brasil and spent years covering union organizing in the South for the Guardian. In 2016, he used his $70,000 NLRB settlement from being fired in the union drive at Politico to start the crowd-funded Payday Report while living in Chattanooga. The son of United Electrical Workers (UE) Director of Organization Gene Elk, he now lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh. Melk@PaydayReport.com

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